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    Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall

    Hey Everyone,

    I just came across this on the interwebs. I know we make fun of the quality of some of the items, but I know a lot of us have purchased their jacks and likely their jack stands. I haven't looked in the garage, but I can guarantee that I've been using the set pictured to the right in the .pdf link below. It seems like higher risk are the ones that were most recently manufactured, but why take a chance with something so important?


    Harbor Freight has issued a recall and “do not use” alert on hundreds of thousands of jack stands due to a manufacturing issue that may lead to their collapse.

    According to the company, the pawl on the Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands may disengage from the lifting post if the weight shifts, allowing the post to drop.

    The company said it learned of the issue in the China-made product in January and that it is likely due to the machine tooling used to make the stands having become worn out over time.

    Harbor Freight believes that only the most recently produced stands are affected, amounting to 5 percent of those in circulation, but is recalling all 454,000 that were manufactured between June 13, 2013 and Nov. 22, 2019.

    Neither Harbor Freight nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said if any injuries had been reported in relation to the issue. The company said it has begun a review of all of the jack stands it sells.

    Owners of the products can return them to Harbor Freight in exchange for a store gift card of their full price. Information on how to identify the affected stands can be found at this link.

    https://images.harborfreight.com/hft...1196_61197.pdf
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    Harbor Freight has a place in this world. A place to purchase tools that my life or health depends on is not one of them.
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    China's retaliation to the world blaming them for The 'Rona is pressing the self-destruct button on all their Harbor Freight tools.

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    Thanks for the heads up; Will need to check the garage. Probably have 5-6 sets of HF stands around that likely won't see much use moving forward since the QuickJack arrived in December.
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    Thank you for heads up Matt .

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    I have a few of their jacks, but my jack stands cost 4 times what the harbor freight jacks cost for good reason

    Be safe gents!
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    The article freaked me out. I've been using the same jack stands for 25 years and honestly cannot remember where they came from. Very hard to find USA-made jack stands that work for all of my cars. Just got these yesterday. Very popular with the Shelby crowd. IMG_1283.jpg
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    I've been using those Esco jack stands for many, many years. Top notch, and work great on a Viper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Venom Racer View Post
    The article freaked me out. I've been using the same jack stands for 25 years and honestly cannot remember where they came from. Very hard to find USA-made jack stands that work for all of my cars. Just got these yesterday. Very popular with the Shelby crowd. IMG_1283.jpg
    I have those and they're great for track days too, very portable.
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    Same ones I have! They work great.
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